Environmental Studies, Panels, Regional Studies

Energy and the World Cup


This special panel is hosted as part of CIRS and GUQ’s research focus on Qatar and the FIFA World Cup 2022, and addresses issues related to energy and the hosting of the tournament. In this panel, we consider what lessons and avenues the World Cup 2022 offers for the energy humanities in the Gulf region and beyond. How does this event and its legacy speak to the issue of mega-event infrastructures and energy culture?

Moderators: Firat Oruc and Victoria Googasian (Georgetown University in Qatar)

Panelists: Danyel Reiche (Georgetown University in Qatar), Gokce Gunel (Rice University), and Laurent Lambert (Doha Institute for Graduate Studies)

Location: CIRS Conference Room, Georgetown University in Qatar